Sports http://wrvo.org en Playing youth sports a sign of career success? http://wrvo.org/post/playing-youth-sports-sign-career-success <div><p></p><p>Earning a varsity letter in high school for playing sports will mean better jobs and increased philanthropy later in life. That's the consensus of new research from Cornell University.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two coinciding <a href="http://jlo.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/06/10/1548051814538099.abstract" target="_blank">studies </a>looked at the success of people who played a sport in school.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first asked potential employers and co-workers to look at extra-curricular activities of potential hires. </span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57642 at http://wrvo.org Playing youth sports a sign of career success? Washington Redskins name loses patent protection http://wrvo.org/post/washington-redskins-name-loses-patent-protection <p></p><p>The U.S. Patent Office has canceled the trademark of the Washington Redskins professional football team, ruling that it is offensive to Native Americans.&nbsp;</p><p>It was efforts from the Oneida Indian Nation that put the name back in the spotlight.</p><p>The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board <a href="http://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pno=92046185&amp;pty=CAN&amp;eno=199" target="_blank">ruled Wednesday</a> the Redskins nickname is "disparaging of Native Americans" and will no longer be protected. Patent law disallows the use of offensive names as trademarks.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:09:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 57516 at http://wrvo.org Washington Redskins name loses patent protection State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot http://wrvo.org/post/state-lawmakers-join-pressure-washington-football-teams-mascot <p></p><p>A group of New York state lawmakers are joining a growing national push for the pro football team the Washington Redskins to change its name.</p><p>The group plans to introduce a resolution in the state legislature denouncing the football team's use of the word "redskin" and urging team owner Daniel Snyder to pick a new name.</p><p>"The word is absolutely offensive to the Native American community and beyond," said Democratic Assemblyman Keith Wright, noting names like New York Giants and Jets are not offensive, except maybe to broken down jet engines.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 10:13:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Associated Press 55394 at http://wrvo.org State lawmakers join pressure on Washington football team's mascot New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible http://wrvo.org/post/new-syracuse-sports-stadium-still-possible <p></p> Fri, 02 May 2014 10:11:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 55164 at http://wrvo.org New Syracuse sports stadium is still possible Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York http://wrvo.org/post/cheerleading-moves-sidelines-being-sport-new-york <p></p><p>As human pyramids get taller, jumps and throws higher, and tumbles more elaborate, cheerleading in New York state will come under more regulation.</p><p>The state Board of Regents Tuesday gave the final approval to make cheering a sport starting next school year. It was a four year effort for state coordinators.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:24:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55035 at http://wrvo.org Cheerleading moves from sidelines to being a sport in New York Syracuse runners show they're Boston Strong http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-runners-show-theyre-boston-strong <p></p><p>About 200 central New York runners marked the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombings last night. The running bond remains strong a year after the bombing that left three people dead and scores injured.<br /><br />A bagpipe serenaded runners hitting the pavement of Onondaga Lake Park to mark the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:44:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54631 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse runners show they're Boston Strong Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts http://wrvo.org/post/opening-day-baseball-new-york-soon-snow-melts <p></p><p>It's the first full day of the Major League Baseball season. And it's also the first day of the high school baseball season in New York.</p><p>Opening day should elicit familiar sights and sounds, like the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. Not the sound of a shovel scraping ice, but that's what is more familiar as central New York baseball teams get ready to play.</p><p>This stubbornly cold spring is delaying the start of baseball season and keeping teams indoors.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53433 at http://wrvo.org Opening day for baseball in New York... as soon as the snow melts Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation http://wrvo.org/post/amid-pressure-over-name-redskins-create-foundation <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation in upstate New York supports the creation of a new foundation by Washington D.C.'s professional football team, though it says it's not a solution.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 53228 at http://wrvo.org Amid pressure over name, Redskins create foundation Olympian Erin Hamlin comes home to a town shining like bronze http://wrvo.org/post/olympian-erin-hamlin-comes-home-town-shining-bronze <p>America's first athlete to win a medal in singles luge was treated to a homecoming fit for a hero last night. Erin Hamlin's thrilling runs on the luge track in Sochi, Russia earned her the bronze.<br /><br />After interviews, celebrity appearances, and photo shoots in New York City this week, Hamlin touched down at the Syracuse airport. A police escort and fire trucks guided her past miles of cheering crowds to the tiny town of Remsen in the foothills of the southern Adirondacks.</p> Sat, 01 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 David Sommerstein 52054 at http://wrvo.org Olympian Erin Hamlin comes home to a town shining like bronze Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance http://wrvo.org/post/olympian-erin-hamlin-welcomed-home-after-historic-performance <p></p><p>A small group of family and friends made the arrivals lounge at the Syracuse airport sound more like the bottom on the Olympic luge track Thursday evening. They were welcoming home Remsen, N.Y. native and Olympic medalist Erin Hamlin.</p><p>Hamlin became the first American to ever medal in singles luge <a href="http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge" target="_blank">when she slid to bronze</a> at the Sochi Winter Games this month.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"It's a different world for her right now," her mother, Eileen Hamlin, said.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:30:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52014 at http://wrvo.org Olympian Erin Hamlin welcomed home after historic performance Special Olympics get underway in Syracuse this weekend http://wrvo.org/post/special-olympics-get-underway-syracuse-weekend <p>Almost 700 athletes will file into the OnCenter in downtown Syracuse this evening to kick-off this year’s New York Special Olympic Games.</p><p>The OnCenter will also host floor hockey competition. Alpine skiing will be at Greek Peak. And there are snowshoeing and cross-country ski races too.</p><p>Stacey Eder, the volunteer coordinator for the Special Olympics, says having their annual event coincide with the Winter Olympics in Russia will add to the excitement.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51717 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge http://wrvo.org/post/remsen-native-first-american-medal-singles-luge <p>Mohawk Valley native Erin Hamlin has become the first American to win an Olympic medal in singles luge.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hamlin slid to a third place finish and a bronze medal today at the winter games in </span>Sochi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Russia.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was her third time completing in the Olympics. She was world champion in 2009, but she had finished out of the top 10 at the last two games.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:34:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51223 at http://wrvo.org Remsen native first American to medal in singles luge Congressional pressure builds on Redskins to change name http://wrvo.org/post/congressional-pressure-builds-redskins-change-name <p></p><p>An effort led by the Oneida Indian Nation to have Washington D.C.'s professional football team change its name has gained more support from members of Congress.</p><p>U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell urging the league to take a stand for the Washington Redskins to change its team name.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:20:54 +0000 Ryan Delaney 51169 at http://wrvo.org Congressional pressure builds on Redskins to change name S.U. Marching Band ready to perform at Super Bowl http://wrvo.org/post/su-marching-band-ready-perform-super-bowl <p>The beat of the Syracuse University Marching Band drum line rang out in the Carrier Dome this week, even if the Orange football season is in the books, as the band prepared for its next performance.</p><p>This weekend’s Super Bowl festivities in the New York City metro area will have a touch of Syracuse: S.U.’s marching band will entertain the crowd at MetLife Stadium before the kick-off of Super Bowl XLVIII.</p><p>"This is the highest profile event that this band will probably have ever done," said band director Justin Mertz at a practice this week.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:41:17 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50699 at http://wrvo.org S.U. Marching Band ready to perform at Super Bowl Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/mike-hopkins-campbell-conversations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The Syracuse University Men's Basketball Team is off to a good start this season, in its first season in the ACC.&nbsp; The team is 9-0 and ranked 4th in the nation after defeating Binghamton University on Saturday.&nbsp; On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with Mike Hopkins, SU associate head coa Sun, 08 Dec 2013 21:38:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 48177 at http://wrvo.org Mike Hopkins on The Campbell Conversations Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built http://wrvo.org/post/shelf-football-gear-offers-same-protection-custom-built-0 <p></p><p>Special mouth guards and helmets marketed to help reduce concussions may not actually provide any additional protection for football players <a href="https://aap.confex.com/aap/2013/webprogrampress/Paper22211.html">a new report claims.</a> The findings are from a 2012 study that followed 1,332 high school athletes during a season.</p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:58:43 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 47837 at http://wrvo.org Off-the-shelf football gear offers same protection as custom-built New high school football rules protect helmetless players http://wrvo.org/post/new-high-school-football-rules-protect-helmetless-players <p>Following the tragic deaths of several high school football players across the country, the sport's rules and practices are being scrutinized. Recent rule changes are protecting helmetless players, and some coaches in the region say it's bringing common sense back to the game.<br /><br />On a chilly evening, the Oswego Buccaneers varsity football team hustles down the field against the Nottingham Bulldogs, its quarterback lobbing a well placed ball to an open receiver.<br /> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:31:59 +0000 Gino Geruntino 47832 at http://wrvo.org New high school football rules protect helmetless players 2013: Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit http://wrvo.org/post/2013-dr-lewis-b-odonnell-media-summit <p></p><p>Get in the Game! The 9th annual Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit occuring in Waterman Theater on the SUNY Oswego campus this November 6. This year panelists discussed the world of sports and sports broadcasting.</p><p><strong>The full broadcast is available below:</strong></p><p></p><p><strong>Panelists:</strong></p><p>John Kucko - '87</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:24:54 +0000 WRVO 47160 at http://wrvo.org 2013: Dr. Lewis B. O'Donnell Media Summit Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-disappointed-response-nfl-over-redskins-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation says it was disappointed the National Football League defended its Washington team using the name Redskins in a meeting between the two parties.</p><p>Representatives from the nation met for an hour on Wednesday with senior league executives. The meeting was moved up a few weeks, but did not happen on Oneida territory in upstate New York as the nation had hoped.</p><p>The Oneida say the use of the name 'Redskins' is racist and offensive to Native Americans.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 46424 at http://wrvo.org Oneida 'disappointed' in response from NFL over Redskins name Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/poll-most-fans-okay-redskins-name-change <p>A poll conducted by the Oneida Indian Nation has found that a majority of Washington D.C. residents wouldn&#39;t be bothered if the city&#39;s professional football team changed its name.</p><p><a href="http://www.surveyusa.com/client/PollReportUC.aspx?g=b41b9bde-1b19-40f7-af86-0b585eb8df03" target="_blank">The poll</a>, released Wednesday, finds 55 percent of residents say it would make no difference if the Washington Redskins went by a different mascot. A quarter of those surveyed said they would be less of a fan, but 18 percent said they would be more.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:49:07 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45713 at http://wrvo.org Poll: Most fans okay with Redskins name change Team owner says Washington Redskins name is 'badge of honor' http://wrvo.org/post/team-owner-says-washington-redskins-name-badge-honor <p>The owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team has responded to charges from the Oneida Indian Nation that its name is offensive by saying the name and logo are &quot;a badge of honor,&quot; not a label.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:55:09 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45407 at http://wrvo.org N.F.L. may meet on Oneida land to discuss Redskins name change http://wrvo.org/post/nfl-may-meet-oneida-land-discuss-redskins-name-change <p>The National Football League has expressed interest in moving up a previously scheduled meeting with the Oneida Indian Nation to discuss the nation&#39;s desire to have the Washington Redskins team change its nickname.</p><p>That meeting could now happen on nation territory in a few weeks.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:47:37 +0000 Ryan Delaney 45335 at http://wrvo.org Oneida Nation puts pressure on N.F.L.'s Redskins to change name http://wrvo.org/post/oneida-nation-puts-pressure-nfls-redskins-change-name <p></p><p>The Oneida Indian Nation held a conference in Washington today to put pressure on the city&rsquo;s football team to change its name from the Redskins.</p><p>The Oneida and other Native Americans say the name is offensive and <a href="http://changethemascot.org" target="_blank">pressure on the N.F.L. team</a> is growing, including from the president.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:03:41 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Gino Geruntino 45285 at http://wrvo.org Chiefs struggling to get fans to the ballpark again this year http://wrvo.org/post/chiefs-struggling-get-fans-ballpark-again-year <p></p><p>For a recent mid-week doubleheader against the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Syracuse Chiefs baseball team announced an attendance of 6,119 at NBT Bank Stadium - a number based on tickets distributed, not people through the turnstile.</p><p>The following night an announced crowd of 10,842 came out to the ballpark. A glance around the 11,000 seat stadium on both days would suspect much smaller actual crowds.</p><p>Last season the Triple A affiliate of the Washington Nationals drew an average of 5,288 fans to the ballpark, their lowest since the 2004 season.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:15:26 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42728 at http://wrvo.org Chiefs struggling to get fans to the ballpark again this year Cornell wrestler named Sports Illustrated male College Athlete of the Year http://wrvo.org/post/cornell-wrestler-named-sports-illustrated-male-college-athlete-year <p>Upstate New York&#39;s plethora of colleges and universities means that this month, thousands of students are graduating, reflecting on their time in college in the region and then moving on to the next phase of their lives. One outstanding graduating senior, Cornell University&#39;s Kyle Dake, who was just named Sports Illustrated&#39;s male College Athlete of the Year.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Sat, 25 May 2013 12:34:00 +0000 WRVO News 38422 at http://wrvo.org Cornell wrestler named Sports Illustrated male College Athlete of the Year Bills will play football in Buffalo for another 7 years http://wrvo.org/post/bills-will-play-football-buffalo-another-7-years <p>The Buffalo Bills will likely be staying in New York for at least another seven years, now that state and team officials have worked out a new deal. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:21:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 30894 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination http://wrvo.org/post/kanjam-buffalo-backyards-world-domination <p>In the late 1980s, a few college friends in Buffalo created a game called “Trash Can Frisbee.” Players tossed a disc toward garbage cans where a partner slapped it in for points. The sport was mostly played in backyards around Buffalo for years. Now, it’s now known as KanJam and played at tailgates and parties all over the country. But the sport owes its success… to gym class. Sun, 09 Dec 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Daniel Robison 30246 at http://wrvo.org KanJam: From Buffalo backyards to world domination Lopez Lomong on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/lopez-lomong-campbell-conversations <p>"The land next to heaven."</p><p>That's the way Lopez Lomong describes his love for and thanks to this country for the opportunities it has afforded him.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:00:19 +0000 Grant Reeher 26031 at http://wrvo.org Justice Department ends investigation into Bernie Fine http://wrvo.org/post/justice-department-ends-investigation-bernie-fine <p>The U.S. Attorney's Office has dropped its year-long investigation of sexual abuse of minors by former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 15:28:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney & Jason Smith 28884 at http://wrvo.org Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not http://wrvo.org/post/why-betting-horses-legal-when-gambling-elsewhere-not <p>The rules on legal gambling in New York State can be a little murky.</p><p>Casinos on Indian Territory are allowed, but not elsewhere - for now. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling for <a href="http://www.lohud.com/article/20120129/COLUMNIST08/301290043/Reisman-column-Cuomo-will-get-legal-casino-gambling-maybe-shouldn-t" target="_blank">the legalization of casinos</a> in the rest of the state.</p><p>New York also already has what are known as &ldquo;racinos&rdquo;: horse racing tracks where there are also video slot machines, along with plenty of betting on the actual horses.</p><p>Betting on those same horses online is also allowed. But betting on poker and other card games on the internet is not.</p><p>Why?</p><p> Fri, 04 May 2012 14:04:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 18673 at http://wrvo.org Why betting on horses is legal, when gambling elsewhere is not